EPISD still losing students

Unfortunately EPISD’s enrollment problems continue.

We’ve written before about them losing students every year.  EPISD getting smaller faster gave a recap of where they were in the 2018-2019 school year.

The first six weeks numbers are out for this year.

On August 27, 2018 they showed an enrollment of 57,103.

As of September 13, 2019 they were at 55,434 students.

This continues their loss of about 1,600 students every year.

We deserve better


14 Responses to EPISD still losing students

  1. John Dungan says:

    Maybe their shrinking enrollment will lead to your shrinking focus on just that one local district?


  2. Anonymous says:

    There must be an error in the numbers!


  3. Anonymous says:

    The newly created division will bring in more students! EPISD creates Accelerating Schools Division
    (EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT — Sept. 27, 2019) —EPISD Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera today announced the creation of the Accelerating Schools Division that will offer tailored academic support to 16 campuses.

    The Accelerating Schools Division will go into effect on Oct. 1 and will include nine elementary schools, six middle schools and the College, Career & Technology Academy — an EPISD specialized campus that caters to students who need accelerated instruction to complete their high-school graduation requirements.

    “These schools have specific academic needs and the new division will help the District create strategies and training to help teachers meet the learning goals of their students in a much more focused way,” Cabrera said. “The Effective Schools Division is aligned to current state guidelines for these campuses, and its creation will help EPISD better meet the needs of both students and teachers.”

    Cabrera also announced that Anna Torres, the current interim superintendent of elementary schools, will now serve as the Assistant Superintendent of the Accelerating Schools Division. In her role, she will be tasked to create sustainable systems for successful student outcomes.

    Nancy Tovar, the current executive director of human resources, will now serve as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools, and oversee the campuses previously led by Torres.

    All 16 member campuses of the Accelerating Schools Division will continue to receive operational support from EPISD’s current assistant superintendents.


    • Anonymous says:

      Wait. Which is it? Accelerating Schools Division or Effective Schools Division. This report refers to it by both names. Is this a repeat of the Priority Schools Division?


      • Ticked off taxpayer says:

        Sadly, it isn’t a report. It’s a press release. The one thing the district should proof carefully. They apparently are so busy creating labels for smoke and mirror programs that they can’t even keep their labels straight when proofing a release that is associated with a major program.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Maybe Robert Francis O’Rourke will become the EPISD superintendent and live-stream him drinking water out of a fountain in the hallway.

    I know, that wouldn’t help enrollment, but him live-streaming trips to the dentist, his barber and him getting a flu shot don’t help anything, either, but he keeps doing them.

    There is apparently nothing a fake-Mexican won’t do to get a picture taken of himself.

    Same with EPISD, they will just announce “new” initiatives that cost ever more money and years later produce no results.

    They are the Robert Francis O’Rourke of school systems.


    • Give It a Rest says:

      I’m betting you laugh at your own jokes.

      Liked by 1 person

      • John Dungan says:

        ’cause no one else does. One wonders at his apparent fixation on, or obsession with Beto. I mean, how would anyone know about what Beto live streams, if they aren’t watching? As for me whining and criticizing? If you can’t stand the heat…


        • Ticked off taxpayer says:

          Beto laces his interviews with profanity, takes extreme positions on wedge issues and live-streams aspects of his life the rest of us keep private because he knows it will go viral on social media and get covered on every news channel including Fox. So, the apparent 97% of us with zero interest in his candidacy see some form of news item mentioning his latest off the rails moment. I use the phrase 97% because in spite of the hype this brings, he still can’t seem to poll higher than the 3%. He has simply become a political joke at a national level.


  5. Dan Wever says:

    Here are some interesting figures for a school district that is losing over a thousand students a year and has to close neighborhood schools to remain solvent. 🙂


    Year Employees Total Cost Average Salary
    2015         4 $510,979 $ 127,745
    2016        2 $253,138 $126,569
    2017         4 $457,915. $114,479
    2018          13 $1,625,930.00 $125,072
    2019          14 $1,870,733 $133,624

    Lost over 7,000 students
    Gained 10 Assistant/Assoc/deputy/Superintendents

    Anyone that says the EPISD is top-heavy just does not understand Education!


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